Researchers have discovered a brain abnormality in people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) that may help predict which patients are most likely to respond to treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
During the acceleration phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency medicine physicians in 7 US cities experienced moderate to severe levels of anxiety at work and at home, regardless of the intensity of the local surge.
A fiber tract between the prefrontal cortex and the subthalamic nucleus is associated with the best outcomes following deep brain stimulation in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder, according to a study in Nature Communications.
People with OCD and other serious anxieties face uniquely difficult mental health battles, including trying to distinguish concerns brought on by their conditions from general fears shared by the public about COVID-19.
Health care professionals with higher levels of anxiety and frustration were more than twice as likely to report workplace burnout, compared with those with lower levels of anxiety and frustration, a study found.
Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) was noninferior to conventional face-to-face CBT among patients with health anxiety, or hypochondriasis, according to a study published online in JAMA Psychiatry.